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Cy Twombly

October 10–December 12, 2015
Grosvenor Hill, London

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Installation view Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Mike Bruce

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Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Mike Bruce

Installation view Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Mike Bruce

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Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Mike Bruce

Installation view Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Mike Bruce

Installation view

Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Mike Bruce

Installation view Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Mike Bruce

Installation view

Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Mike Bruce

Installation view Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Mike Bruce

Installation view

Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Mike Bruce

Installation view Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Mike Bruce

Installation view

Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Mike Bruce

Installation view Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Mike Bruce

Installation view

Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Mike Bruce

Works Exhibited

Cy Twombly, Bacchus, 2006–08 Acrylic on canvas, 128 ¾ × 162 ⅜ inches (327 × 412.5 cm)Cy Twombly Foundation Collection© Cy Twombly Foundation

Cy Twombly, Bacchus, 2006–08

Acrylic on canvas, 128 ¾ × 162 ⅜ inches (327 × 412.5 cm)
Cy Twombly Foundation Collection
© Cy Twombly Foundation

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 2006 Bronze, 44 × 24 × 14 inches (111.8 × 61 × 35.6 cm), edition of 6© Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Mike Bruce

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 2006

Bronze, 44 × 24 × 14 inches (111.8 × 61 × 35.6 cm), edition of 6
© Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Mike Bruce

About

Gagosian is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by Cy Twombly to inaugurate the new gallery at Grosvenor Hill in Mayfair.

The exhibition will include as yet unseen large Bacchus paintings, with loans from the Cy Twombly Foundation and other collections.

Twombly’s enduring importance to the art of the present is attested to by the many recent survey exhibitions of his work in leading international museums. He has been a cornerstone of Gagosian since the 1980s. Gallery exhibitions of his work presented over the last twenty-five years include Bolsena Paintings (1989–90), The Coronation of Sesostris (2000–01), Lepanto (2002), Bacchus (2005–06), and The Rose (2009).

Throughout this period, Twombly inaugurated several Gagosian galleries with exhibitions of new work, including Ten Paintings and a Sculpture (London, 2004), Three Notes from Salalah (Rome, 2007–08), Leaving Paphos Ringed with Waves (Athens, 2009), and Camino Real (Paris, 2010). The Last Paintings and Photographs toured Gagosian Los Angeles, Hong Kong, London, and New York in 2012.

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Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly

Olivier Berggruen and Mary Jacobus spoke about the works in the inaugural exhibition at Gagosian’s Grosvenor Hill outpost.

Black and white image of the interior of Cy Twombly’s apartment in Rome

Cy Twombly: Making Past Present

In 2020, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, announced their plan for a survey of Cy Twombly’s artwork alongside selections from their permanent ancient Greek and Roman collection. The survey was postponed due to the lockdowns necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic, but was revived in 2022 with a presentation at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles from August 2 through October 30. In 2023, the exhibition will arrive at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The curator for the exhibition, Christine Kondoleon, and Kate Nesin, author of Cy Twombly’s Things (2014) and advisor for the show, speak with Gagosian director Mark Francis about the origin of the exhibition and the aesthetic and poetic resonances that give the show its title: Making Past Present.

Cy Twombly, Untitled (Say Goodbye, Catallus, to the Shores of Asia Minor), 1994, oil, acrylic, oil stick, crayon, and graphite on three canvases,

Say Goodbye, Catullus, to the Shores of Asia Minor

Thierry Greub tracks the literary references in Cy Twomblys epic painting of 1994.

Carrie Mae Weems’s The Louvre (2006), on the cover of Gagosian Quarterly, Summer 2021

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Cy Twombly, Untitled, 1990, acrylic, wax crayon, and pencil on handmade paper, 30 ⅝ × 21 ⅝ inches (77.8 × 54.8 cm)

Twombly and the Poets

Anne Boyer, the inaugural winner of the Cy Twombly Award in Poetry, composes a poem in response to TwomblyAristaeus Mourning the Loss of His Bees (1973) and introduces a portfolio of the painters works accompanied by the poems that inspired them.

Gerhard Richter’s Helen (1963) on the cover of Gagosian Quarterly, Spring 2021

Now available
Gagosian Quarterly Spring 2021

The Spring 2021 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Gerhard Richter’s Helen (1963) on its cover.